When the sun gets too stoned, it can forget when to leave or when to show up.

The Midnight Sun Time Lapse – BBC Planet Earth, Pink Floyd

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in summer months at places north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. The midnight sun is visible at the Arctic Circle from June 12 until July 1. The further north one goes the longer this period extends. In “The Midnight Sun”, an episode of The Twilight Zone, the Earth is on a collision course with the sun, causing a midnight sun effect.

The Polar Night Time Lapse

The polar night occurs when the night lasts for more than 24 hours. This occurs only inside the polar circles.

The polar night in Ny-Ålesund (Island of Spitsbergen) lasts from late October to late February, almost four months in total, and this is a collection of almost every time lapse I did during the polar night, several which I have not uploaded before. The last shot of the movie is made on the last day of the polar night, at a mountain south of town. Unfortunately there was too much clouds to see the sun. – The Ny-Ålesund time lapse Chronicles

The concept of a night of almost one month long has been the subject of the vampire movie 30 Days of Night. In this film, the vampires are drawn to the long duration of darkness, allowing them to terrorize the area as they please.


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